I am new to this forum.
In June I ad a C5-6, C6-7 Foraminotomy.
I had some pain prior to the surgery but the biggest issue was loss of motor function in my right hand.
I am a saxophonist and not being able to use my fingers is a HUGE issue.
After the surgery I did have some improvement but it is off and on.
I have some numbness in my index and middle finger and still have weakness. Also, off and on pain in my wrist and thumb.
There are a lot of different opinions on how long I should expect a full recovery to take. Some say 2 to three months and others say a year. So when do I go back and say it didn't work?
Is there anything I can do to help improve the nerve function?
I am getting a bit desperate.
Nerve recovery can take up to two years, post op. especially in cases where there was nerve involvement prior to the surgery. Has there been any improvement in the symptoms since the surgery? If so, you need to give it more time to see what happens. It has only been 4 months and nerves only recover at a rate of 1-2 mm per month.